• 4 - Economy & EMPLOYMENT

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4 – Economy & Employment

Encourage and support wider retail opportunities ensuring town centre and existing shopping provision is maintained. Ensure our town will have a sustainable and prosperous local economy and support local business.

Objectives

  • Promote Horwich Town Centre as a vibrant shopping and commercial centre that meets the needs of residents and that these are served by convenient & adequate parking facilities and public toilets.
  • Encourage more local shops and start-up businesses to be established in Horwich to meet the increasing demands of a growing community.
  • Produce an Action Plan for the upgrading of land and property in Horwich Town Centre (including shop fronts, derelict sites & buildings)
  • Identify, review and seek to protect, as appropriate, all existing employment areas. Support the development of a more modern and relevant Business Parks to meet the demands of 21st century business opportunities.
  • Resist change of use of existing retail facilities which would result in the loss of amenity or proliferation.
  • Support the provision of farmers / craft market type shops / fairs in and around Horwich.

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PLANNING HAS TENDED TO EXCLUDE, RATHER THAN TO INCLUDE PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES

WE ARE ALLOWING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES BACK INTO PLANNING.

Rt. Hon Greg Clark MP: National Planning Policy Framework (2012)

Horwich Neighbourhood Plan
Over 13.1

Square Kilometers

9

Schools

Over 20,000

Inhabitants